Once Upon A Haus: the Gaslight House

Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 MD594797

The Gaslight House in the heart of historic Frederick, MD is a gorgeous Italianate rowhome dating back to the 1810s. The original structure was expanded several times, culminating in its characteristic L-shape by the mid-1880s. Its exquisite interior holds historic treasures such as a restored curved staircase, a grand front parlor, floor-to-ceiling windows, wood floors, antique picture molding, clawfoot tub, multiple fireplaces, butler's pantry, and perfectly marries them with the modern conveniences of the chef's kitchen and the expansive outdoor spaces that include the balconies, patio, in-ground pool and landscaped gardens. 

Since November 2021 the iconic Gaslight House is home to the Gaslight Gallery which is showcasing contemporary art from across the country and international artists in a historic setting. The Gallery is open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 6 pm. Exhibits change on a monthly basis. 

The previous owners of the Gaslight House were responsible for much of its preservation. For their efforts to restore the original windows and handcrafted shutters from 1855 they received the 2018 City of Frederick private stewardship historic preservation award.* The Frederick News-Post 

Next time you visit the City of Frederick and stroll through the historic district, stop by Cynthia Scott's Gaslight Gallery at 118 E Church Street. You'll be able to admire some of the building's preserved historic charm - including the very feature after which the Gaslight House was named - as the artwork is displayed in the grand foyer and front parlor. 

The Gaslight House, Frederick, MD

♥ It's always been the vintage, the old house charm and the original details that I adore the most, that draw me in, make my [REALTOR®] heart flutter, and prompt me to pause, to listen, and then to retell their stories. I specialize in finding and marketing charming homes that are unique and rich in character, or history, or both. I believe in preservation, second chances, saving the pink bathrooms, and front porch living. In this series I highlight charming homes that I am listing to find just the right buyer for or I am admiring with my special clients; or that have simply caught my eye while exploring the [historic] communities of Maryland and [far] beyond. Adore charming homes as much as I do? Then I'd love it if you'd follow me on Instagram, @onceuponahaus is where I grow my curated collection. ♥

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Andrea Bedard
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Comments (8)

Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

That is absolutely beautiful!! 

Nov 15, 2022 01:16 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Andrea - that is a beautiful example of old time charm.  The area also reminds me of Old Towne Alexandria Virginia.

Nov 15, 2022 01:30 PM
Andrea Bedard

It truly is Grant Schneider, I visited the gallery and admired some of the old time charm.  

Nov 16, 2022 07:26 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Andrea - what a visual treat.  And its history throughout the years enhances its appeal.  

Nov 15, 2022 02:06 PM
Andrea Bedard

The previous owners have done a phenomenal job restoring this beauty Michael Jacobs. It's an exceptional property.  

Nov 16, 2022 07:27 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Andrea- I love the exterior of these!!! How charming!

Nov 15, 2022 06:50 PM
Andrea Bedard

I do, too, Kathy Streib, and it's just as charming on the inside.  

Nov 16, 2022 07:28 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That sounds like a really cool place!  I like historic buildings that have been well-kept.

Nov 16, 2022 04:22 AM
Andrea Bedard

I visited the gallery and admired the front parlor and curved staircase in the foyer. I would love to peek upstairs! Too bad I missed it when it was on the market last year. 

Nov 16, 2022 07:29 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Andrea... what a wonderful townhome. I adore homes like this. Reminds me of townhomes in NY City where I grew up.

Nov 16, 2022 04:51 AM
Andrea Bedard

It truly is an exceptional property, and the restoration was so very well done Nina Hollander, Broker 

Nov 16, 2022 07:30 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Andrea, what a cute property, and thanks for spotlighting it here in the Rain.

Nov 16, 2022 06:19 AM
Andrea Bedard

Thanks for stopping by Joan Cox, always good to see you.  

Nov 16, 2022 07:30 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Andrea and thank you for the great information to share with us here in the Rain.  Make it a great Wednesday!

Nov 16, 2022 12:46 PM
Andrea Bedard

Thank you Will Hamm for stopping by! 

Nov 16, 2022 02:26 PM